Chateau La Tour Blance, following in the tradition of the times, takes its name from the founder of the estate, Jean Saint Marc du Latourblanche. Skipping ahead about 100 years, give or take, the next important chapter in the history of Chateau La Tour Blance takes place during the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wine. In fact, in those days, the estate was one of the most respected in the Sauternes appellation, not that far behind Chateau d’Yquem! Read more...
Sweet lemon and apple aromas, with floral honey. Full-bodied and very sweet, with a spicy, almost tangy finish of honey. Rich and layered. Best after 2014.
Tasted single blind against its peers. I have always felt that I was mean to the La Tour Blanche when I first tasted it out of barrel, principally because of the excessive level of residual sugar. There is just a touch of reduction on the nose but it opens up nicely. The palate is very classy: a hell of a lot of fruit concentration and layer upon layer of botrytized fruit. It is not exactly subtle and is missing some finesse, whilst the finish is long and persistent, disguising its sucrosity well. Tasted January 2011. #199Feb 2012
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